Dub My Book Club

This month on the Fiction Writers’ Blog Hop, the topic set by our gorgeous host Julie is Book Clubs.

Five and a half years ago, I started a book club with a bunch of (then) kindy mums and we’re still together today. Now, I could, I suppose, dish the dirt on what happens at our book club (the one who finishes every book, the who never finishes, the one who always steers the conversation to anything but the book…), but…..what happens at book clubThe appeal of book clubs is so wide that there are even books where a book club is like a character, or plot point in its own right.

The ja book clubJane Austen Book Club is one that comes to mind, where a group of loosely connected individuals read a JA classic each month, and along the way find redemption, love and friendship.

The gurnsey book clubGuernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is another where the book club actually saves lives!

Even I’ve done it. In The Point there is a book club that is an important part of the characters’ lives.

When I sat down to write this blog post, I realised something very important about book clubs – they all have their own individual names. My book club is called Mums of the Book (after Geraldine Brookes’ People of the Book), with the two novels above the name of the book is also the name of the book club, a friend of mine called her book club Read Between the Wines…

And with this realisation came the revelation that my book club in The Point (TP) DOESN’T HAVE A NAME!!!!! I can’t believe I’ve been so remiss. So I’m going to ask for your help.

Help me name TP’s book club.

A little info to help you-

  • The name of the town is called Tall Gum Point, and the locals refer to it as The Point
  • The book club meet once a month in the local pub, called The Royal
  • They alternate between reading a classic and something more modern
  • They comprise of the town golden boy (main character’s potential love interest), the town ‘mother hen’, the local eclectic artist, the old grocery shop assistant and my main character Nicole, an author who reluctantly joins the book club
  • TP’s blurb can found here to give you sense of the novel

I won’t give too much more away, you know, spoiler alert and all that, so hopefully that’s enough to get your brain ticking over.

Leave your suggestions in the comments below. The ‘winner’ will receive….my undying gratitude and a mention in the acknowledgments if when TP gets published.

So, get to it, peeps, help me find a name for my fictional book club.


Thanks for reading! To return to the FICTION WRITERS BLOG HOP on Julie Valerie’s website, click here: http://www.julievalerie.com/fiction-writers-blog-hop-aug-2016

16 thoughts on “Dub My Book Club

  1. Pauline Wiles

    I like The Point of Reading. I also found this quote “Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence”, so maybe Royal Road Readers?

  2. Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie

    “Tall Gum” is so memorable. Memorable in the way that The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is memorable . . . So maybe build on a title like that? I know it’s not the title of the book – it’s the title of the book group within the book . . . so let’s see . . . um.

    The Tall Gum Bibilo Society
    Tall Gum Book Spine
    Tall Gum Bibliophiles
    The Readers of Tall Gum

    Hm . . .

  3. Jayne Denker

    Oh Sandie, I am SO reading this when it comes out! 🙂 As for a book club name…hm…The Get to the Point Book Club…The Books of the Point (instead of the point of the book)…A Pint and Print at the Point…Pints and Print…Tall Gum Tomes…Er…gotta be more…gimme a sec…

  4. Krystal Jane

    I watched a movie last year, I forget the name, that was about a book club and what happened after one of them got a huge publishing deal. It was good. 🙂

    I don’t know – here are some of the things going through my mind:
    -The Royal Society of Pages & Flippers
    -Crowned Book Society
    -The Crown, The Book, and the Gum Wrapper

    LOL! ^_^

  5. Cassandra Piat

    Your book sounds amazing Sandy! Can’t wait to read it. When are you planning on publishing it? I’ll have a think about the titles and get back to you but just reading the suggestions above and stealing part of Krystal’s idea – The Royal Page Flippers 🙂

    1. sandiedocker Post author

      Thanks Cassandra. I’m still chasing that elusive trad pub deal. But I have been thinking more and more lately about heading down the self pub road.

      Royal Page Flippers is good.


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